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A Haunting

BY NATHAN LUCKY WOOD

Theatre. 15th – 19th Feb, 21:15, £12.
Matinee 18th Feb, 16:30

A disturbingly believable tale of online gaming and growing up. An uncomfortably honest and provocative play which takes a chilling look at the darkest corners of the internet.

‘Every once in awhile, the theatre produces a gemstone of such raw energy as to shake-up ancient truths about who we are and what it is that we fail to communicate.’
Last Minute Theatre Tickets
★★★★★

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The King’s Head Theatre and Forethought present A Haunting. 

After a critically acclaimed run at the King’s Head Theatre, Nathan Lucky Wood’s spine-chilling play transfers to the VAULT Festival.

“You should be careful, Mark. There are some really dangerous people out there.”

It’s Halloween, but Mark’s not going out. While his mum buries herself in work, he’s staying in, playing Xbox, and talking to Ghost. He doesn’t know his real name. It’s anonymous, and Mark likes it that way.. He feels like they can be honest with each other. But it turns out that Ghost knows more than he should. And he really, really wants to meet…

An intricate drama about the internet, intrusion and what we try to censor of our own past. 

‘Every once in awhile, the theatre produces a gemstone of such raw energy as to shake-up ancient truths about who we are and what it is that we fail to communicate.’ Last Minute Theatre Tickets ★★★★★

‘Superbly written, well directed by Jennifer Davis and acted brilliantly – go along if you can.’ London Theatre 1 ★★★★

‘[Wood’s] sharp script keeps us enthralled throughout and as the title suggests – continues to haunt us long after the applause has died down.’ The Reviews Hub ★★★★

‘A riveting, innovative piece of theatre’ London Pub Theatres ★★★★

‘Every once in awhile, the theatre produces a gemstone of such raw energy as to shake-up ancient truths about who we are and what it is that we fail to communicate.’ Last Minute Theatre Tickets ★★★★★

‘Superbly written, well directed by Jennifer Davis and acted brilliantly – go along if you can.’ London Theatre 1 ★★★★

‘[Wood’s] sharp script keeps us enthralled throughout and as the title suggests – continues to haunt us long after the applause has died down.’ The Reviews Hub ★★★★

‘A riveting, innovative piece of theatre’ London Pub Theatres ★★★★

‘As with many a spooky tale, it is the scenes of anticipation, with their ominous sense of approaching doom, that are the most satisfying.’ Camden New Journal

Nathan is a playwright and youth worker. He was a member of Soho Theatre Young Writers Programme and is a founder of Right Mess Theatre. His play Dirt was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, and Ham was performed at The Roundhouse in 2013 and The Space in 2014. His short plays have been performed at The Miniaturists, Courting Drama, The Arcola, The Bush Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse and Theatre503. www.nathanluckywood.com

Jennifer is a director and graduate of the King’s Head Theatre Trainee Resident Director Programme (2015 – 2016). A Haunting (King’s Head Theatre) marked her professional debut in London. She has directed for a number of new writing festivals (including nights at the Birmingham REP, New Wimbledon Studio, LOST Theatre and Old Joint Stock Theatre). Jennifer was a Director on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s artist development programme: Foundry (2014 – 2015).

Forethought is a theatre company set up by Jennifer Davis (Artistic Director) and Betsy Dallas (Producer). Our work champions new writers and recognises them as the lifeblood of British Theatre. We combine fiercely original writing with intricate staging that cuts straight to the action. www.forethoughttheatre.com

The King’s Head Theatre is London’s leading pub theatre and is led by Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher. New writing, revivals, musicals, opera, cabaret and queer work sit side by side in an unashamedly eclectic programme of work. Thanks to an in-house agreement with Equity, the King’s Head is leading the way when it comes to ethical employment on the fringe whilst their resident trainee director’s scheme continues to provide comprehensive, vocational training to the rising stars of tomorrow. With high profile co-productions, national touring and transfers to and from the biggest arts festivals in the world, the King’s Head is certainly not slowing down!

Written by Nathan Lucky Wood
Directed by Jennifer Davis

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